Eight directors booted from Hershey board
In a sign of growing disenchantment between the Hershey Trust and the candy companys management, all but two members of Hershey Co. board of directors resigned Nov. 11 and were immediately replaced.
Packaged goods leaders form greenhouse gas coalition
Some of the worlds highest profile food companies have begun a campaign to encourage their suppliers to report greenhouse-gas emissions in the process, pressuring thousands of vendors and factories to take steps to battle climate change.
China approves food safety law
The Chinese government approved in principle a new food safety law aimed at raising standards at every level of production.
Diet and Fat: A mistaken consensus
In 1988, the surgeon general, C. Everett Koop, proclaimed ice cream to a be public-health menace right up there with cigarettes. Alluding to his offices famous 1964 report on the perils of smoking, Dr. Koop announced that the American diet was a problem of comparable magnitude, chiefly because of the high-fat foods that were causing coronary heart disease and other deadly ailments.
SABMiller, Molson Coors to combine U.S. businesses
SABMiller Plc and Molson Coors Brewing Co. said they have signed a letter of intent to combine the U.S. and Puerto Rican operations of their respective subsidiaries, Miller and Coors, in a joint venture to be called MillerCoors.